Two of the showpiece events at the Urdd Gobaith Cymru festival are the annual presentations of the chair and the crown - junior versions of the senior awards made at the Royal National Eisteddfod
of Wales in the summer.
He was appointed the North Wales Organiser of the Royal National Eisteddfod
of Wales but in no time at all was also responsible for the South Wales Eisteddfod, a post he retired from at the end of 2013.
Carwyn as President of the Day at the Royal National Eisteddfod
was no less successful or welcome than he was when appearing as a journalist or broadcaster.
A talented singer, as well as a musician who plays the piano, he was last year's winner of the Wilbert Lloyd Roberts Memorial Scholarship at the Royal National Eisteddfod
after winning the over-19s song from the musicals competition.
Welshmen pour in for Eisteddfod proclamation THOUSANDS of Welshmen from all parts of the world poured into the streets of Barry for the proclamation of next year's Royal National Eisteddfod
Then, very shortly afterwards, he found himself President of the Day at the Royal National Eisteddfod
at Haverfordwest where he launched a subtle attack on the other Wales, the Wales indifferent to its language and culture, for the most part the grass roots of the rugby Wales.
Of course purists may argue that it can't compare with the Royal National Eisteddfod
as a showcase for the best of Welsh music and the arts, but it has certainly brought our cultural heritage and tradition to a worldwide audience which might otherwise not have been reached.
The Royal National Eisteddfod
of Wales held in Llandudno in 1896, for instance, was a fine example of the "royal" patronage associated with the festival.
AT this year's Royal National Eisteddfod
in Meifod, David Gravell was inducted into the Gorsedd order of the Blue Robe.
Other Welsh choirs taking part include Dowlais, Bridgend, Mynyddislwyn, Penybontfawr and Pontarddulais, who have won first place at the Royal National Eisteddfod
The musical treat at Ysgol Bryn Coch on October 6 features Welsh opera singer Rhys Meirion, whose last appearance in town was at the Royal National Eisteddfod
This photo, from a display last year by Llanrwst Historical Society at the town's Almshouses, shows the Royal National Eisteddfod
in 1951; Royal National Eisteddfod
of Wales national committee members pictured on July 23 1957.